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(403) 363-7840

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Brooks, AB, Canada

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St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

511 - 4th St. West, Brooks, AB

GTA-Brooks spearheads the 3rd Flowers of May Celebration in Honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary


GTA Brooks Chapter held its 3rd Year Flowers of May celebration on May 25th in Honour of our Blessed Virgin Mary.  The celebration began with a Mass at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.  Nearly 300 participated in the celebration. 


The pastor of St. Mary’s parish Fr. Dennis Bhaskar blessed the participants of the celebration.  The image of the Mother Mary was processioned to St. Joseph Academy where she was elevated on stage and honoured with prayers and songs. Over 30 children and youth represented the virtues and titles of Mary.  As they offered flowers to our Lady, prayers were said for each Marian virtue or title.   


Mysteries of the Holy Rosary were also prayed, while parishioners, GTA members and their families walked on the streets of Brooks at 12:30 PM.  The procession was a prayerful walk of faith – a walk to make the name of Mary known.


Sincerest gratitude to our dearest Bishop Frederick Henry for his prayers and support, and to Fr. Dennis, Fr. Raul, Rev. Bob, the Administration and staff of St. Joseph Academy, and to all GTA-Brooks officers, members and supporters.  Special thanks to  our GTA brothers and sisters from Aidrie, Banff, and Calgary who participated in the celebration.  God bless us all.

LETTER OF BISHOP FREDERICK HENRY, DD

Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary

 


My Dear Brother and sisters of the God Almighty

 

Charismatic Prayer Group - Brooks Chapter:

 

Greetings and prayerful best wishes as you celebrate the 2nd Brooks Mayflower Festival. As members of St. Mary’s Parish, the lifestyle and faithful witness of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer constantly teaches and shows you the way to appropriate the Word of God.

 

Mary is an icon of fruitful listening to the Word: She teaches us to welcome it, to care for it, and to meditate on it without ceasing: "Mary, for her part, treasured all these things, meditating on them in her heart" (Luke 2:19).

 

Perfect image of the Church, Mary allows herself to be formed by the Word of God: "Let it be done to me according to your Word" (Luke 1:38).

 

And listening she makes a gift of love: The Virgin of the annunciation goes to Elizabeth to help her in her need. The woman of listening, Mary presents herself in the visitation as the Mother of love: "How is it that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" (Luke 2:43). Her voice is the bearer of messianic joy: "When the voice of your greeting came to my ears the child in my womb leaped for joy" (Luke 1:44). Her blessedness is to have heard and believed the Word of the Eternal: "Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill his words to her" (Luke 2:45).

 

We  ask Mary -- creature of the Word, who intercedes for us in the glory of God -- to help us to live as she did in listening to the Word, to welcome the Word of life and bring him to others, in transparency and in the concerns of our everyday life. Pray with Mary, entrust ourselves to her intercession (with prayer of the rosary, for example, rich with biblical motifs), she will help us to care for and live the divine Scriptures.

 

Wishing you all the best, I remain,

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

 

X F. B. Henry

Bishop of Calgary

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